“This Year Will Be Ours”- Usain Bolt Delighted With Manchester United’s Dominant Performance vs Leeds United

Published 08/14/2021, 10:56 AM EDT


Manchester United began the season with a statement, decimating rivals Leeds United 5-1 in what was a spectacle for supporters who got to return in full strength. While the ‘Glory! Glory! Man United’ chants echoed through Old Trafford, Jamaica could also probably hear it coming from the residence of Usain Bolt. 

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The eight-time Olympic Gold medallist, a known fan of Manchester United, celebrated the team’s promising form with reactions on social media. After the first goal itself, Bolt claimed that this would be the team’s year. 

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The opening celebrations were short-lived as Luke Ayling managed to score a screamer in the 48th minute. Just when Leeds looked as if they were coming back into the game, Mason Greenwood fired home the 2nd quickly followed by a third from Bruno Fernandes. 

The Leeds defense was in shambles, and a relentless United attack was not about to let down. Fred managed to get his name on the scoresheet with a fifth goal to finish Leeds off in detail. The reds went marching through this game week in another memorable night at Old Trafford. 

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Usain Bolt was impressed by Bruno Fernandes and the squad

Paul Pogba, after been criticized for a poor performance last season, managed to blast his way through by assisting four out of the five goals scored. The Frenchman overtook his entire assists tally from the previous season in one match, equalling that number in less than an hour from the first whistle. 

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After weeks of speculation, three-time Champions League-winning defender Raphael Varane was unveiled as a United player. New signing Jadon Sancho also got some game time with the Reds, entering the pitch in the 75th minute. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got a solid start with his men this year and will look to build on it with an easy set of fixtures over the coming game weeks. The Red Devils need to get that vital early advantage against Chelsea and defending champions Manchester City.

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An injury-free Liverpool is also set to re-assert its presence in the league while other clubs such as Leicester City and Aston Villa will battle for a top 6 finish. Tottenham also has a significant chance with Harry Kane ultimately staying in the club while the Arsenal team still struggles to find itself.

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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